Matt Selph

[email protected]  •  (478) 290-2599  •  Bonaire, GA

Sr. Database Administrator and Cloud Architect with over a decade of experience in critical systems management and disaster recovery, specializing in Oracle high availability and migration. Independent learner looking for new challenges. Skilled at interfacing with all levels of management up to and including C-level executives, and teaming up with colleagues on cross-functional teams.


Programmer Analyst 3 / Sr. Oracle DBA, June 2012 - Present

Promoted to Sr. Database Administrator. Continued prior responsibilities and lead a small team consisting of a junior DBA and Server Administrator. Developed Amazon Web Services (AWS) solution for USAF customer.  Directed and participated in full rebuild of classified systems environment as a result of a catastrophic failure.

  • Managed small teams on multiple projects
  • Mentored colleagues
  • Co-lead AWS feasibility study resulting in a proposed 97% cost reduction over contract cost and elimination of two USAF data centers
  • Ensured key KPI's were met
  • Migrated Oracle 11g databases to Oracle 12c with minimal and zero downtime
  • Migrated Oracle Linux servers to Red Hat with minimal and zero downtime
  • Designed, built, and deployed a clustered enterprise search solution utilizing Apache Solr and Apache Zookeeper, serving over 4,000 users worldwide
  • Wrote Oracle stored procedures
  • Used Python to make REST API calls to gather Enterprise BI data from indexed data in Apache Solr


Systems Engineer 2, October 2010 - June 2012

Administered classified and unclassified database infrastructure, consisting of primary and standby Oracle 10g and 11g instances, as well as SQL Server 2005, 2008, and 2008R2 servers at multiple locations including a remote warm site.  Ensured redundancy through installing and utilizing Oracle Data Guard.

  • Managed over 4 TB of data in Oracle and SQL Servers, driving mission-critical applicationsaccessed worldwide by U.S. Air Force personnel
  • Ensured contractual KPI's were met
  • Secured databases in accordance with Department of Defense (DoD) regulations
  • Implemented multi-site high availability solution
  • Migrated 18 SQL Server 2005 databases to SQL Server 2008
  • Tuned Oracle and SQL Server database instances to achieve less than 5 second web application query response times to all worldwide users
  • Wrote Oracle stored procedures to support web-based access of U.S. Air Force data by deployed military, civilian, and contractor personnel worldwide
  • Developed enterprise reports
  • Supported development, alpha, beta, and production Oracle and SQL Server databases
  • Worked with development team to assist in designing database models


MIS Manager, February 2003 - October 2010
Fred's Inc.

Department manager for newly built distribution center supporting over 300 stores in the Southeast region.

  • Lead DBA and HP-UX Administrator, acting as the lone support engineer on call 7x24x365
  • Managed departmental budget of over $750,000
  • Supervised hourly employees tasked with various Tier 1 IT and Operational Support tasks
  • Maintained 99.95% system uptime throughout my tenure
  • Using RMAN, designed and implemented backup recovery strategy and procedures for
  • production databases at all locations
  • Wrote Oracle stored procedures and shell scripts to support developers' custom software
  • Designed and tuned Oracle databases to support custom software
  • Wrote web applications accessed by corporate management up to and including C-level executives



Oracle Certified Professional

  • Oracle 10g, 11g, and 12c

Comptia Security+

  • Department of Defense (DoD) Requirement



  • HP-UX v11.11



Saint Leo University, 2006 - 2007


Georgia Southern University, 2000 - 2002
BBA, Management Information Systems


Middle Georgia College, 1998 - 2000
Associate of Business Administration



Oracle 12c, Oracle 11g, Oracle 10g, Oracle 9i, Oracle 8i, Oracle High Availability, Migration, and Performance Tuning, SQL Server 2005-2012, Linux, Solaris, HP-UX, Windows Server 

Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure

SQL, PL/SQL, T-SQL, Python, Javascript, node.js, Flask, CSS, Perl, sed, awk